2020-2021 Ultimate Book Challenge

Ultimate Book Challenge 2020-2021


Sign up for the 2020-2021 challenge will open in the fall.

What is it?

Ultimate Book Challenge is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading.  Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 8 pre-selected books.  
Who can compete?
Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the challenge.
When does it start?
Students will be given an introduction to the challenge during the first two weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.  Students can sign up through Sunday, September 27, 2020.
How will teams be formed?
In November (November 16-20), all participants, who have read AT LEAST THREE UBC books, will take a quiz over the ALL the books.  This gives students exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member.  Students that choose to continue will be placed on a UBC team.  Teams will be made up of 5-6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 
When is the school-wide challenge?
In December, the student UBC teams at Roanoke will compete against each other to determine our Roanoke UBC Team.
When is the district challenge?
On February 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., our Roanoke UBC team will compete against the other elementary schools' UBC teams at Northwest High School  to declare a district winner.
What books are in the challenge?





The One and Only Bob

Katherine Applegate


New Kid

Jerry Craft


Two Dogs in a Trench Coat
Go to School

Julie Falatko


Spy School

Stuart Gibb


The Strangers

Margaret Peterson Haddix


A Wolf Called Wander

Rosanne Parry



Bobbie Pyron


From an Idea to Disney

Lowey Bundy Sichol